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Project Management

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Introduction:

The course is aimed at those who wish to become familiar with the skills required for the efficient design, preparation and execution of a project. It is not intended for existing experienced project managers. This is a two-day course dealing with the theoretical aspects of project design and management. A further course of one day’s duration is available on request. This course puts into practice the skills acquired during day’s one and two. A well-tried and tested piece of software is used to demonstrate the advantages of a computerised approach; ‘Microsoft Project’ has been selected as the software. Whilst the attendance of the second course ‘Computerised approach to Project Management’ is not essential to the understanding of Project Management techniques

Aim:

Highly recommended for those who will be required to design and execute real life projects in the working environment.

Method:

Experential learning:

  • Simulated project based tasks
  • Group Reviews/Discussions.
  • Theory sessions on the management of projects

Contents:

  • The appointment and responsibilities of the Project Manager.
  • How the team is formed.
  • The appointment and responsibilities of team members
  • How to gain the commitment and enthusiasm of the team.
  • The part the team will play in pre-project planning.
  • Establishing scope, objectives and controls
  • The formation of the project team
  • Determining the scope of the project
  • Defining and expressing realistic objectives 
  • EXERCISE 1 - Preparing a project definition statement
  • Taking action to identify and deal with the constraints and difficulties that may affect the project
  • EXERCISE 2 - Planning to deal with project constraints and difficulties
  • Risk analysis
  • How to identify project risks
  • How to weight them to distinguish which must be dealt with and at what cost
  • Preparing plans to deal with risk
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Creating the project plan

Outcomes:

By the end of the course delegates will

  • Understand the duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager and how he or she relates to management and to the project team.
  • Know how to form a project team and how to establish and maintain their commitment.
  • Know how to prepare a statement of scope and objectives for a project and to ensure that these are met in practice.
  • Know how to compile and use a Work Breakdown Structure. Be able to use this to organize the major aspects of the project, these being resourcing, reporting and cost control
  • Be able to prepare logic diagrams and bar charts for the project that are easily interpreted by the user.
  • Know how to manage resources to provide the most economic combination, within and across departments.
  • Be able to prepare and control a budget and a cash-flow forecast for the project
  • Know how to prepare contingency plans and to accurately assess the value of risk, to safeguard the project against delay.
  • Be able to co-ordinate the project team and assess the progress of the project and the personnel involved in it.
  • Understand the importance of imposing rigorous quality standards to the work and know what action must be taken to achieve this.
  • Know how to use the plan to effectively with staff, sub-contractors and customers and use it to produce an up to date schedule of the project. 

Target Audience:

All those who wish to have a working knowledge of project design and may be responsible for the management of projects. Although no prior experience is necessary an interest in project management is a pre-requisite.

Course Duration:

2 days

Investment: £225 per delegate day

Booking:

Phone: 01286 660330
Fax: 01286 660921
E-mail: info @ teaminternational.co.uk

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